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Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!

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[REBLOG] Discussion Rooms - Create Groups and Book Clubs

We all know that book lovers love discussing books and sharing their reading experiences. We're opening discussion rooms on BookLikes where you can create reading groups, book clubs and set up discussions about books you enjoyed. 

 

This is the first version of groups, we'll be constantly improving and releasing new additional features so stay tuned :)

 

Discussion rooms are added on the top of the page next to Explore, Giveaways, Daily Deals, Goodies and Friends.

 

Creating group is easy, just fill up the form with name, image, description, rules and tags and hit Create at the bottom of the page.

 

 

You are the administrator of the group and it is you who is responsible for keeping your discussion rooms clean, safe and sound. 

 

As an administrator you can:

- set up and remove discussions and particular posts;

- block and unblock members from entering the discussion room;

- remove members from your group.

 

Please take a look at several rules mentioned on the "Create group" page. 

 

Each BookLikes member can join a given group, set up a discussion or enter existing discussions and add his/her posts.

 

As a creator of a discussion you can:

- add books to discussion topic; books will be visible in group overview and once you enter a given discussion;

- add your posts.

 

All information about a given group, its rules, tags and administrator are visible on Group info page.

 

 

You cannot add discussion topics or posts if you have not joined the group. But you can read the thread. 

 

 

We've also prepared several options for discussion notifications.

 

An administrator of the group has the following options: All (mail and notifications), notifications only or none for new members and new discussions. Options for administrator are available on Group info page.

 

 

An administrator and each member of a group can set up new posts notifications on particular discussion page. The notification option are visible just under the discussion topic on Discussion Page

 

 

So now get ready for discussion and book talks :-)

 

Discussion rooms presented today are in their first version and we'll be developing, improving and adding new features to them so stay tuned and let us know what you think :-)

 

 Here are several things that we will be working on in discussion rooms:

- private groups,

- discussion members' profiles and stats,

- adding books and links to posts in particular discussion,

- adding group moderators by administrator.

 

Update: 

Now you can find books without covers on your Shelf and easily add missing book covers to make your shelf look better organized. Select sort by cover in table view of your Shelf and you'll see books with green covers - click on the cover and upload cover image.

Reblogged from Amara's Eden